If “ugly” means “pawesome inspiration to all,” this #dog is definitely the ugliest we’ve ever seen. Quasi Modo, a 10-year-old Pittie-Dutch Shepherd mix, was abandoned at a shelter in Palm Beach, Florida, where her spinal defect made her stand out. Thankfully, veterinarian Dr. Virginia Sayre saw something truly special in the hunchbacked dog and took her home.
This year, Quasi competed in the “Ugliest Dog In The World” contest in California, where pups with unconventional looks strutted their stuff and shared their stories in hopes of winning a $1,500 prize and bragging rights.
In her pageant biography, Quasi and her owner say, “My appearance can be a little unsettling to some (I have had grown men jump on top of their cars to get away from me because they thought I was a hyena or Tasmanian devil) but once they get to know me I win them over with my bubbly personality.”
Dr. Sayre says Quasi gets along with everyone, and she has even become an “ambassador for teaching people about acceptance and tolerance for things that are different,” according to her pageant biography.